Catalyst Red Blend
"Broad and spicy, with pepper and licorice accents to the dark berry flavors as they pick up momentum on the finish. Syrah blend."
Fresh and vibrant, open-textured and appealing, with cherry and herb flavors that persist easily on the deftly balanced finish.
"Ripe and fresh with rich plum, blackberry and spice; juicy, dense and balanced with vibrant flavors and a long, tangy finish."
This is an inexpensive blend. It reveals cedar, lead pencil, and rich toasted oak on
the nose. It has nice flavor on the entry, fruit forward without
a lot of weight on the mid palate but richly flavored
and a long finish. Great value.
Dark purple in color and a lively entry with plum and blackberry aromas that are met with hints of tobacco and baking spice. The 2013 Catalyst Red Blend is firm on the palate with rich and elegant flavors of Italian plum, black currant and marionberry. This Syrah-driven wine has a moderately lingering finish and is perfect for food pairing.
- Vintage: 2013
- Varietal Blend: 49% Syrah, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot
- Appellation: Columbia Valley
- Vineyards: Alder Ridge, Goose Ridge, Willow Crest, Jones & Shaw, Canyon Vineyard Ranch
- Aging: 10 months in French and American Oak, 20% New Oak
- Alcohol: 12.8%
- pH: 3.77
- TA: 5.3 g/L